Penn State York releases vaccination rates for students, employees

Campus vaccination percentages continue to rise
York campus entrance

Penn State York has released COVID-19 vaccination rates for students and employees.

Credit: Barbara Dennis

YORK, Pa. — As of Sept. 7, Penn State York has released vaccination rates for students and employees at the campus.

At Penn State York, 81% of full-time employees indicated they are fully vaccinated, including 100% of administrators, 85% of academic personnel (instructors, researchers and faculty), and 76% of nonunion staff.

Because Penn State York is a commuter campus with no residential students, student vaccination upload numbers may be lower compared to other campuses with residential students. To date, 51% of Penn State York students have uploaded their proof of vaccination. With more students continuing to upload their proof of vaccination each day, the actual vaccination rates on campus may be higher.

“We are encouraged that the percentage of Penn State York students who have been vaccinated far surpasses the county rate for individuals 20-29 years of age,” said David Christiansen, chancellor of Penn State York. “We continue to see our vaccination rate among students increase toward the 100% goal.” 

Penn State York has and continues to take a number of steps to support the health and safety of the campus population, including a vaccination clinic on campus, messaging on digital signage and social media, distribution of vaccination information, and discussions during campus Town Hall events.

Vaccination data for all Penn State campuses will be available on the COVID-19 dashboard later this month. Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth Campuses across Pennsylvania vary in size and demographics, with some campuses offering residential experiences while others providing for commuter students.

Penn State previously announced that unvaccinated students and employees will be required to submit to weekly testing for COVID-19 throughout the fall semester. Penn State York students can upload their vaccination records through myUHS. Campus employees can upload their vaccination records through Salesforce Health Cloud.

Walk-in testing only is available upon request at the Penn State York Office of Student Affairs, Room 206, in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. For mandatory weekly testing, tests are being distributed through the mail via the Vault Health mail-in test kit. For questions about testing, contact the COVID-19 Response Center at 814-865-2121 or email [email protected].

Penn State York students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should seek symptomatic testing via Quest Diagnostics by calling the Penn State York Office of Student Affairs at 717-771-4045, or through a local provider. Employees who are experiencing symptoms are advised to schedule an appointment with their health care provider.

The University strongly encourages all individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they are able, if they have not done so already. Throughout the fall semester, vaccines will be made available on or near all Penn State campuses. The CDC’s website provides a list of nearby providers, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, pharmacies, department stores and grocery stores.

For the latest information about Penn State’s response to COVID-19, visit